Political Muscle

A 2015 project examining the role of political influence in California government.

'Behested Payments' Let Private Groups Curry Favor with Politicians -- New Law Will Limit Disclosure

In Sacramento, Limits Are Few on Revolving Door Between Government and Private Jobs

When Time Runs Short in Sacramento, Proposed Laws Appear in a Flash

Bill Looks to Put State Lobbying Laws on Par With Local Rules

$240 Million Education Contract Illustrates State Lobbying Loopholes

Local Governments Spend Big to Influence Sacramento

We Ask California Legislators: Do You Help Draft Bills for Influential Groups?

Details Hidden on Legislative Lawyers Drafting Bills for Influential Groups

California Interest Groups Hedge Their Bets, Give Cash to Anyone In Power